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FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON LEARNING

Abby Griffith is an elementary education major with a minor in middle school science education. From Austin, Texas, she expects to graduate...

Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat

New heat-harnessing “solar” cells that reflect 99% of the energy they can’t convert to electricity could help bring down the price of...

Quantum model unlocks new approach to single-photon detection

To become more pervasive in daily life, quantum technology needs to better detect single particles of light, called photons, carrying quantum information.

Study: White Americans still vastly overestimate racial progress

In 2016, a Black family on average had $10 in wealth for every $100 in wealth the average white family had. But...

Amid pandemic and protests, civics survey finds Americans know more of their rights

In a period defined by an impeachment inquiry, a pandemic, nationwide protests over racial injustice, and a contentious presidential campaign, Americans’ knowledge...

Caution and connection in in-person classes during COVID-19

In this challenging, socially distant semester when masks are required on campus, Armin Troesch didn’t like the idea of hiding his face...

National Survey: Public trust and Americans’ willingness to vaccinate for COVID-19

How much do Americans trust politicians, organizations and others to “do the right thing to best handle the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?”

How behavioral scientists transformed their lab for remote research

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted one of the University of Chicago’s primary missions: the advancement of scientific knowledge.

A New York Times medical mystery and a determined sister saved this patient’s life

It started with a cough. In the fall of 2019, months before a tickle in the throat would send anyone into COVID-19...

How foreign purchases of U.S. homes impact prices and supply

Housing markets are preferred destinations for foreign investors looking for yields, vacation homes or safe havens, or for those dodging tax restraints...

‘India front and center’

Director Tariq Thachil of the Center for Advanced Study of India discusses his current work, the balance between research and teaching, and...

Certain coping strategies can help offset pandemic’s mental health hits

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to negative mental health effects for many in the U.S., according to new Penn...

Anouncement

[Champagin] C-U PRIDEFEST Sep. 25-27

Pride Fest is going virtual! Stay apart but rise united with LGBTQ+ community. Uniting Pride of Champaign County will be offering a full schedule...

COV-Course: A Free, Non-credit Course Open to Illinois Alumni

A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of...

Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment is 52,331, surpassing last year’s record of 51,196, a status administration officials...

[Urbana] Take a Child Outside Week September 18 – 27

National Take a Child Outside Week begins September 18. The week encourages adults to take their children outside to explore and discover...